So nice to see and include a familiar face as well - John was part of the last Artist of the Day month (see the post here.) Always interesting to see a follow up of what the artist has done next. In John's case - continued on making objects of exquisite beauty!
John Shirley – Artist’s Statement
My fascination with the ceramic process is a major influence in my work. I work in bone-china with soluble salts as surface treatment. These salts have a tendency to permeate the surface of the work adding subtle water colour effects and creating an ethereal quality. My aim in this work is to produce one-off pieces integrating technique and personal expression.
For more info on John's research and technique:
2009 Ceramics Technical, no 29, ‘Exploring Local Materials in the Development of Translucent Bodies’
2008 Ceramics Technical, no 27, ‘Soluble Salts as a Surface Treatment on Bone China’
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